Argenta has been a fixture of the LA music scene for the last decade, performing many times at some of the city's best-loved venues, including the blue whale, REDCAT, Automata, Saint John's Cathedral and the Museum of Jurassic Technology. A dedicated singer of music from the sacred medieval to the modern experimental, some of her favorite musical activities are singing Schubert Lieder, modal droning, free improvising, playing with Just Intonation, and harmonizing on folk songs.
In the current season, Argenta was delighted to perform at Walt Disney Hall for the Noon to Midnight festival along with Southland Ensemble and at the historic Monday Evening Concerts with Ensemble Vocatrix, singing songs and hymns of Hildegard von Bingen. She also performed Ruth Crawford Seeger's Three Songs with Southland Ensemble and Accordant Commons returned to Automata with premieres by, Carolyn Chen, Leah Reid and Evan Johnson.
Argenta feels lucky to be living at a time and place when musicians can openly explore links between different genres, notations, and musical forms in their quest for individual and collective expression. In the spirit of this exploration, she recently began the certification process to become a Somatic Movement Educator, and is exciting to go down this path of linking the body to the music it makes.
Accordant Commons (Co-founder)- new vocal chamber music
Ensemble Vocatrix- medieval music performance troupe
Alexander Noice Sextet-avant-prog-jazz-minimalism
Angelhead (Co-founder)- medieval garageband